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Taxation in Louisiana takes many forms. Louisiana has a 4% state sales tax: 3.97% to sales tax and .03% to Louisiana tourism district. The state sales tax is not charged on unprepared food. There are also taxes on the parish (county) level and some on the city levels, Baton Rouge has a 5% sales tax.[96] Parishes may add local taxes up to 5%, while local jurisdictions within parishes may add more. In Allen Parish, the combined sales tax is up to 10% (0.7% for Parish Council, 3% for School Board, 1% to 1.3% for City/Town).[97] Louisiana also bids out sales tax audits to private companies, with many being paid on a percentage collected basis. =